Rev. Stephen Stahley

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About Rev. Stephen Stahley

Reverend Stephen Stahley is a wedding officiant based in Ranson, West Virginia. As an ordained Catholic priest, this officiant works with clients to structure a service that reflects their aspirations and goals. Rev. Stahley prides himself on respecting and honoring all couples and faiths. He works with couples throughout the Washington D.C area, performing weddings at both indoor and outdoor venues.

Experience

Rev. Stahley was ordained a Catholic priest in 1978 as a member of the Missionary Servants of the Most Holy Trinity. He served parishes in West Virginia, Kentucky, and Ohio. In 1988, Rev. Stahley resigned from the active priesthood and married his wife, Lisa. After a long career with the Montgomery County Government, he retired from public service and now devotes himself to a wide range of ministerial duties. Since 2003, Rev. Stahley has officiated at over 400 weddings throughout the nation.

Services Offered

While Reverend Stahley specializes in Catholic-themed nuptials, he has officiated at a wide range of religious, non-religious, and interfaith wedding ceremonies. Additionally, he has performed civil unions and vow renewals. While many couples prefer to go with established vow and ring formats, Rev. Stahley is happy to work with newlyweds-to-be who want to write their own pledges. He is also happy for them to add their own special elements to the wedding ceremony. If you are affiliated with a specific religion, Reverend Stahley will be glad to work with you in developing a ceremony that reflects the beauty and significance of your tradition.

Shannon & Brendan 2019
Shannon & Brendan 2019
odile and tom take wedding vows
Rev. Stephen Stahley
With Katie & Mike Oct 2020
With Katie & Mike Oct 2020
Shannon and Brendan in 2019
Shannon and Brendan in 2019
Nadine & Alfred in PA 2015
Nadine & Alfred in PA 2015
Marc & Ochoo Sept 2016 Maryland
Marc & Ochoo Sept 2016 Maryland
Jen and Ron's wedding on the beach at Ocean City, NJ in 2012
Jen and Ron's wedding on the beach at Ocean City, NJ in 2012
Paul and Katyana in FL 2014
Paul and Katyana in FL 2014
Blessing Shannon & Brendan
Blessing Shannon & Brendan
Lauren & Dan in MD 2016
Lauren & Dan in MD 2016
Julie and Stewart in MD 2014
Julie and Stewart in MD 2014
Dan you may kiss your bride!
Dan you may kiss your bride!
Kara and Dan in MD 2018
Kara and Dan in MD 2018
Hope and Mike in PA 2014
Hope and Mike in PA 2014
In Baltimore Oct 2020
In Baltimore Oct 2020
Shannon & Brendan in MD 2019
Shannon & Brendan in MD 2019
Blessing Robbie & Chris
Blessing Robbie & Chris
Meaghan and Seamus
Meaghan and Seamus
Katyana and Paul 2014 in FL
Katyana and Paul 2014 in FL
Kara & Tyler 2019 Maryland
Kara & Tyler 2019 Maryland
Officiating Susan & Karen's wedding in Maryland
Officiating Susan & Karen's wedding in Maryland
Summer and August in MD 2018
Summer and August in MD 2018
With Mike and Hope in PA in 2
With Mike and Hope in PA in 2
Mike & Katie Oct 2020 in MD
Mike & Katie Oct 2020 in MD
Melissa & Joe 2005 Maryland
Melissa & Joe 2005 Maryland
Robbie and Chris in MD 2018
Robbie and Chris in MD 2018
Adrienne & Rob August 2018
Adrienne & Rob August 2018
Bee and Bo in MD 2020
Bee and Bo in MD 2020
With the happy couple
With the happy couple
Cathy & Adam 2005 in MD
Cathy & Adam 2005 in MD
Stacie Ann & Barrett 2005 Maryland
Stacie Ann & Barrett 2005 Maryland
Blessing Summer & Andrew
Blessing Summer & Andrew
Indoor wedding in Maryland
Indoor wedding in Maryland
Bill & Charlene in 2004
Bill & Charlene in 2004
With my nephew Ian in CA
With my nephew Ian in CA
Joe and Melissa 2006
Joe and Melissa 2006
Ochoo and Marc 2016
Ochoo and Marc 2016
Married priests of MD
Married priests of MD
O'Neill family with Terry
O'Neill family with Terry
Blessing Terry & Dave 1997
Blessing Terry & Dave 1997
Robbie Jean & Chris June 2019
Robbie Jean & Chris June 2019
Jim & Diane in 2006
Jim & Diane in 2006
Walking with Mike 2014
Walking with Mike 2014
Chris & Lauren 2007
Chris & Lauren 2007
Katyana & Paul 2014
Katyana & Paul 2014
Jess and Chris 2012
Jess and Chris 2012
Bill and Amy  2015
Bill and Amy 2015
Susan & Karen 2014 in MD
Susan & Karen 2014 in MD
Chirag and Misty, Nov. 2018
Chirag and Misty, Nov. 2018
Chris & Jake in MD 2014
Chris & Jake in MD 2014
Cathy and Adam in 2005 Maryland
Cathy and Adam in 2005 Maryland
At Kara & Dan's in 2018
At Kara & Dan's in 2018
Jillian & Ian 2015
Jillian & Ian 2015
Terry & Dave August '97
Terry & Dave August '97
Paul & Katyana
Paul & Katyana
Julie & Stewart in Sept. 2014
Julie & Stewart in Sept. 2014
Ron & Jen 2012 OC New Jersey
Ron & Jen 2012 OC New Jersey
Eugene and Chris 2005 Maryland
Eugene and Chris 2005 Maryland
Shannon & Brendan 2019
Shannon & Brendan 2019
odile and tom take wedding vows
Rev. Stephen Stahley
With Katie & Mike Oct 2020
With Katie & Mike Oct 2020

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57 Reviews for Rev. Stephen Stahley

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  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Katie · Married on 10/10/2020

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    Joyful in Spirit, Wise in Experience, and Young at Heart!

    Working with Steve was a blessing in every possible way. In all interactions, he showed such genuine excitement for us and our journey as a couple, and keen attention to what was most important for our ceremony. His encouraging messages throughout the process, and perfect blend of relaxed gravitas and heartfelt celebration in the ceremony, helped us stay centered so we could fully feel and appreciate the whole experience of preparing and 'crossing the threshold' on our Wedding Day.

    Sent on 12/20/2020

    Rev. Stephen Stahley's reply:

    My thanks again for this wonderful review. Being a part of your wedding on that lovely autumn day felt like the perfect harvest celebration of abiding love, deep friendship, and relaxed joy--just perfect in every way.
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    Shawna P. · Married on 09/18/2020

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    Perfect Officiant!!

    Thank you Stephen Stahley from the bottom of our hearts for being the most amazing officiant. From being so responsive to my first Wedding Wire inquiry in January 2020 (we were looking for a semi-catholic wedding and someone blended family friendly), to getting through a pandemic, to dealing with a large bridal party with all different suggestions, to finding a new venue, to the zoom meeting instead of in person, to the wonderfully lead rehearsal dinner and lastly, the most amazing big day- THANK YOU! I looked forward to the emails received on holidays checking in. I knew you were just as excited about our wedding as we were. Thank you for sticking with us through the stressful times of COVID. We are so grateful that we had a videographer that recorded the entire beautiful ceremony, and have watched it over and over. You remembered all 6 of our children’s names off the top of your head and that was the most impressive. The zoom meeting just before the big day helped us feel as ready as we could be! Thank you for being such a perfect fit for our family. We hope to stay in touch for years to come.

    Sent on 12/16/2020

    Rev. Stephen Stahley's reply:

    Blessing your wedding on that bright, beautiful day surrounded by your bright, beautiful children was a celebration unlike any I ever experienced. My happiness for you filled me to the brim and I felt so fortunate to share in that extraordinary celebration with you. Such a lovely day. Thank you!

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Rev. Stephen Stahley FAQ

  • What is the typical price for your wedding services?
    $ 750.00
  • Which of the following are included in the price?
    Ceremony Rehearsal
  • What is the starting price for your wedding services?
    $ 700.00
  • Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?
    Yes
  • What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals?
    $ 52.00
  • What is the starting price for pre-marital counseling (per session)?
    $ 100.00
  • What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?
    Non-religious
    Interfaith
    Ceremony Rehearsal
    Vow Renewal
    Civil Union
    Single Religion
  • What services do you provide?
    Allow Couples' Own Vows
  • What religious affiliations do you serve?
    Agnostic
    Anglican
    Baha'i Faith
    Baptist
    Buddhist
    Catholic
    Earth-Based
    Episcopalian
    Evangelical
    Hindu
    Islam
    Jainism
    Jewish
    Lutheran
    Methodist
    Mormon
    No Denomination
    Pagan
    Presbyterian
    Quaker
    Shinto
    Sikhism
    Taoist
    Unitarian
  • On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?
    Less than 30 mins.
  • In which states are you licensed?
    CA
    DE
    DC
    FL
    ME
    MD
    NJ
    NY
    PA
    WV
  • What languages do you speak?
    English
    Spanish

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